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In Memoriam: Roy Hudson, 1930-2024

From 1970 to 1976, Dr. Hudson served as the tenth president of what is now Hampton University in Virginia. He also held an interim appointment as president of his undergraduate alma mater, Livingstone College in North Carolina.

George Grant Jr. Will Be the Next President of Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan

When he takes office on December 1, Dr. Grant will be the first person of color to lead the university. Since January 2021, Dr. Grant has served as chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Berks. Earlier, he was dean of the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Jerry Wallace Selected as the New President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Dr. Wallace has been serving as president of the Hastings Campus of Nebraska Central Community College, where he has worked since 2019. Prior to that, he was a dean at New River Community and Technical College in Beckley, West Virginia.

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

Taking on new positions or duties are Derrick R. Brooms at the University of Tennessee, Shona Tuck at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Christopher Schell at the University of California, Berkeley, Deidre Pearson at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and D'Jaris Coles-White at Western Michigan University.

Western Michigan University Honors Its First Black Bachelor’s Degree Recipient

Merze Tate, the first Black student to earn a bachelor's degree from Western State Teachers College (now Western Michigan University) will have University College - the academic home for exploratory majors - named in her honor.

DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna Will Be the Next President of Monroe Community College in New York

Dr. Burt-Nanna has been serving as vice president of student and academic affairs for South Central College, which has campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, Minnesota. Earlier, she served in various faculty and administrative roles at Baker College in Muskegon, Michigan.

The Next Chancellor of the Berks Campus of Pennsylvania State University in Reading

Dr. George Grant Jr. has been serving as professor and dean of the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Prior to becoming dean, Dr. Grant was director of the university's School of Social Work.

In Memoriam: Roger Pulliam, 1942-2020

Dr. Pulliam joined the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1989. During his tenure, he served as assistant vice chancellor of academic support services, director of advancement and interim chief diversity officer.

John Ambrose Appointed Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Michigan State

John Ambrose joined the staff at Michigan State in 2008 as senior associate director for inclusion, strategic planning, and student success. Earlier, he served in leadership roles at the national and state levels of the Michigan Association for College Admissions Counseling.

Sherine Obare to Lead the the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro

Sherine O. Obare is the former associate vice president for research and a professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University. Dr. Obare also serves as a research leader fellow at the American Public and Land-Grant University Council on Research.

Jerry Wallace Named President of the Hasting Campus of Central Community College in Nebraska

Most recently, Dr. Wallace served as dean of workforce, technical, and community education at New River Community and Technical College in Beckley, West Virginia. His new duties will include serving as vice president for the three-campus Central Community College system.

New Assignments for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new roles at Staci Perryman-Clark at Western Michigan University, Andre Carrington at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Leonard N. Moore at the University of Texas at Austin, Jerry Whitmore Jr. at Boston University, and Helane Davis of the University of Idaho.

Six Black Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Black women faculty in new roles are Sherine Obare at Western Michigan University, Erinn Tucker at Georgetown University, Alyssa L. Harris at Boston College, Reena N. Goldthree at Princeton University, Carolyn Gentle-Genitty at IUPUI, and Eleanor Brown at Pennsylvania State University.

New Faculty Roles at Major Universities for Three Black Scholars

Sherine O. Obare, professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University was given a new administrative post. Professor Jay Hoggard was awarded tenure at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Tarell Alvin McCraney was appointed chair of the department of playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Daniel M. Roderick at Clark University in Massachusetts. Kirsten Elleby at the University of New Orleans, Kevin D. Howell at the University of North Carolina System, Aishah S. Casseus at Florida State University, and Timothy R. Terrentine Sr. at Western Michigan University.

In Memorian: Charles Warfield, 1939-2016

Dr. Warfield joined the faculty at Western Michigan University in 1972 and retired in 2013. Upon his retirement, he was named associate professor emeritus of educational leadership, research and technology. He was also president of the Kalamazoo chapter of the NAACP.

In Memoriam: Lonnie E. Duncan, 1967-2013

Dr. Duncan was an associate professor of counseling education and counseling psychology at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He also served as the co-training director of the university's counseling psychology doctoral program.

Walter L. Burt to Lead the College of Education at Western Michigan University

Dr. Burt has been on the faculty at the university since 2004 and presently serves as an associate professor of educational leadership, research, and technology.

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